Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/immunization/condition-rss Immunization en-us Wed, 23 Jan 19 16:23:06 +0000 Wed, 23 Jan 19 16:23:06 +0000 Minimize the Likelihood of Vaccine-Related Adverse Reactions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/January2019/minimize-the-likelihood-of-vaccinerelated-adverse-reactions Pharmacists Should Carefully Screen for Contraindications and Precautions Before Immunizing Patients. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC: Seasonal Influenza Activity Remains Elevated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-seasonal-influenza-activity-remains-elevated Overall, 3.1% of people in the United States sought treatment from their health care providers for flu-like illness during the week ended January 12, 2019.<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Adult Vaccination Rates Are Rising but Fall Short http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/January2019/adult-vaccination-rates-are-rising-but-fall-short Healthy People 2020 Goals Prove Elusive, but Pharmacists Can Advocate, Educate, Identify, and Immunize. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Learn How to Counter Vaccine Hesitancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/January2019/learn-how-to-counter-vaccine-hesitancy-the-most-effective-interventions-in-patients-are-multifaceted-not-singly-focused The most effective interventions in patients are multifaceted, not singly focused.<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Measles Outbreaks Are Increasing Worldwide http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/01/measles-outbreaks-are-increasing-worldwide Measles outbreaks are on the rise globally, and it is considered a public health crisis. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Extended Use of Tdap Vaccine Receives FDA Approval http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/extended-use-of-tdap-vaccine-receives-fda-approval The FDA has approved Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap) use to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 FDA OKs Pediatric Hexavalent Combination Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/fda-oks-pediatric-hexavalent-combination-vaccine- This vaccine does not constitute a primary immunization series against pertussis.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 What Pharmacists Should Know About the Oral Cholera Travel Vaccine Vaxchora http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2018/12/what-pharmacists-should-know-about-the-oral-cholera-travel-vaccine-vaxchora This is the only vaccination approved in the United States to prevent this bacterial disease. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Flu Vaccination Reminders Prove Effective for Patients With Diabetes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/diabetes/flu-vaccination-reminders-prove-effective-for-patients-with-diabetes Influenza vaccinations&nbsp;among patients with&nbsp;diabetes&nbsp;rose by 20% when they were notified about scheduling their&nbsp;flu shot, according to a new study. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Report Links Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Certain States to Drug Use, Homelessness http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/report-links-hepatitis-a-outbreaks-in-certain-states-to-drug-use-homelessness A new report published in the CDC&nbsp;<em>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</em>&nbsp;(MMWR) has linked cases of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections from certain states to person-to-person transmission from drug use or homelessness. &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Study: Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Higher in Children With Prior-Season Vaccination http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/study-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-higher-in-children-with-priorseason-vaccination Findings showed that LAIV was more effective in those vaccinated in both the enrollment season and the prior season than in those vaccinated only in the enrollment season. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Higher HPV Vaccination Rate Needed to Combat Cancer http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/higher-hpv-vaccination-rate-needed-to-combat-cancer Although HPV vaccination rates have steadily increased in recent years, more work is needed in this area to effectively reduce HPV-associated cancer, according to a new report release by the President&rsquo;s Cancer Panel. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Flu Season Is Here, So Are Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/November2018/flu-season-is-here-so-are-pharmacists Flu season has arrived once again, and pharmacists across the country are gearing up to provide patients with vaccines to prevent influenza and medications to treat it. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 First New Antiviral for Influenza in 2 Decades Approved by FDA http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/new-drug-treatment-for-influenza-approved-by-fda Officials with the FDA have approved baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza, Shionogi) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated<strong> <a href="https://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu">influenza</a></strong> in patients aged 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 FDA OKs Expanded Use of Quad Influenza Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/fda-oks-expanded-use-of-quad-influenza-vaccine The vaccine, produced by Seqirus, was first approved in the United States in August 2016 for adults 18 and older. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Adverse Events and the Shingles Vaccine: Questions Answered http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/adverse-events-and-the-shingles-vaccine-questions-answered CDC officials note that it is safe to be around infants and young children, pregnant women, or people with weakened immune systems after you get the shingles vaccine.<br /> &nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Advice for Pharmacists to Discuss with Patients Regarding the Shingles Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/advice-for-pharmacists-to-discuss-with-patients-regarding-the-shingles-vaccine Ed Cohen, PharmD, who is Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Advocacy for <em>Pharmacy Times</em>, discusses tips for pharmacists who get questions from patients on the shingles vaccine. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 HPV Vaccine Use Expanded to Include Individuals Up to Age 45 Years http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/hpv-vaccine-use-expanded-to-include-individuals-up-to-age-45-years Officials with the FDA have approved a supplemental application for Merck&#39;s Gardasil 9 that expands the approved use of the HPV vaccine to include women and men aged 27 to 45 years Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Dispensing Medications and Offering Vaccinations: How Brown Bagging Can Bring Clarity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2018/September2018/dispensing-medications-and-offering-vaccinations-how-brown-bagging-can-bring-clarity Brown-bag consults can be essential educational and safety tools&nbsp;to measure and ensure quality care. By asking patients to bring in all their current medications, including OTC, mail-order, specialty, and herbal products, pharmacists can guarantee appropriate and up-to-date care.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Survey: Vaccination in Pregnant Women Increases with Access and Education from Providers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/survey-vaccination-in-pregnant-women-increases-with-access-and-education-from-providers The CDC suggests that providers can better inform women about the recommended maternal vaccines.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000